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EducationUSA Weekly Update Feb 18, 2013

  1. 1. Issue #317 February 18th, 2013I. Financial AidUG: Semester at Sea Need- and Merit-Based Scholarships and GrantsUG: St. Catherine University Merit- and Need-Based Scholarships for WomenUG: Pittsburg State University Tuition ScholarshipsUG: University of Wisconsin Superior Merit- and Need-Based ScholarshipsUG: Smith College Summer Program Scholarship for WomenUG/Grad: Hult International Business School Merit-Based Tuition ScholarshipsUG/Grad/Postgrad: Join CollegeWeekLive International Day and Win a $1,000 ScholarshipGrad/Postgrad: Middle Tennessee State University Albert L. and Ethel Carver Smith ScholarshipsII. Campus News• American Council on Education Recommends Five MOOCs for Credit• Join NCAA for a Live Webinar on Sports Scholarships for International Students• A Diverse and Socially Inclusive America Needs to Share Its Story• Trace Effects - A Video Game for Learning American English and Culture• Tulane University Offers New Masters in Law and DevelopmentSEMESTER AT SEA NEED- AND MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS ANDGRANTSSemester at Sea is a multiple country study abroad program open to studentsof all majors emphasizing comparative academic examination, hands-on fieldexperiences, and meaningful engagement in the global community.A number of scholarships and grants are available to international studentsduring the Summer 2013 Voyage, including the Advancement Scholarship, Work Study Grant,Alumni Support Scholarship, and other need- and merit-based grant and aid packages. TheSummer 2013 Voyage offers 6-9 credits from the University of Virginia and travels to 12 cities in 9countries. The voyage begins on June 17th, 2013 and ends on August 22nd, 2013 (66 days long).For more information, please visit:
  2. 2. ST. CATHERINE UNIVERSITY MERIT- AND NEED-BASEDSCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMENSt. Catherine University educates students to lead and influence. Inspiredby its visionary founding in 1905 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Committed toexcellence and opportunity, St. Catherine University develops ethical, reflective and sociallyresponsible leaders, informed by the philosophy of the women’s college and the spirit of thefounders.This scholarship is awarded to female, bachelor’s degree-seeking students in any major and isbased primarily on academic achievement and financial need. Established in 2012, this scholarshiphonors one of the former presidents of St. Catherine University. International students who areselected for this scholarship exemplify Sister Catherine’s spirit of leadership and commitment tosocial justice within the global community. Please note that if a student receives the largestscholarship at St. Catherine University, she will still have remaining expenses of approximately$21,000 annually.For more information, please visit: STATE UNIVERSITY TUITION SCHOLARSHIPSEstablished in 1903, Pittsburg State University, located in Pittsburg,Kansas, is a comprehensive, affordable public university which is fullyaccredited through the Higher Learning Commission. Pittsburg StateUniversity offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate programsin business, technology, education, arts and sciences.Pittsburg State University is excited to offer $3000 scholarships to new international undergraduatestudents who enroll in the August 2013 intake. Applicants must apply as an internationalundergraduate student to PSU and be fully admitted as a degree-seeking student for Fall 2013.Students must have a passing TOEFL or IELTS score. SAT is not required. Freshmen and transferstudents are eligible. This is a one-time award. Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come basis.For more information, please visit: OF WISCONSIN SUPERIOR MERIT- AND NEED-BASEDSCHOLARSHIPSFounded in 1893, the University of Wisconsin-Superior offers qualityacademic programs, small class sizes, and an excellent living/learningenvironment. UW-Superior seeks to promote diversity and academic excellence on its campus byattracting qualified and motivated undergraduate international students.University of Wisconsin-Superior offers financial aid awards to international students based on: 1)academic merit, 2) potential contribution to campus diversity, 3) personal essay and/or letters ofrecommendation, 4) financial need and 5) potential contributions to liberal education co-curricularinitiatives.For more information, please visit:
  3. 3. SMITH COLLEGE SUMMER PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMENSmith College Summer Programs will be offering one full scholarship to a femaleinternational student working with an EducationUSA adviser. Smith is launching anew program that attracts high-achieving young women to come to campus forfour weeks to study English, as well as learn skills necessary to succeed in anAmerican college or university. Smiths English Language Learning Program willfocus on academic English, both spoken and written, as well as critical thinkingand response skills.The student will also tour colleges and universities, and meet with admission staff at eachinstitution. The tour will include Harvard, M.I.T., and the five college consortium, of which Smith is amember, and includes UMASS Amherst, Amherst College, Hampshire College, and Mount HolyokeCollege. The program will also tour other campuses, so the students get an understanding of thediversity of choices. Applicants should be female and 16-20 years of age.For more information, please visit: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL MERIT-BASED TUITIONSCHOLARSHIPSIn 1964, Hult International Business School was established asAmericas first corporate university, then known as the Arthur D. LittleSchool (ADL) of Management. ADL focused on delivering a practicalbusiness education for managers. The teaching pedagogy adopted was different from otherbusiness schools because it emphasized "action learning" - applying classroom theory in the realworld.In cooperation with EducationUSA advising centers, Hult is offering scholarships of up to 40% of thetuition fee for various levels of Business Education (Bachelor, Masters and MBA). Scholarships aredistributed primarily on the basis of academic achievement, business acumen and leadershippotential. Scholarships are awarded on the validity and strength of your application.For more information, please visit: COLLEGEWEEKLIVE INTERNATIONAL DAY AND WIN A $1,000SCHOLARSHIPAre you intrigued by the idea of attending a U.S. university? Join in for International Students Day, afree online event dedicated to helping you decide if studying in the U.S. is right for you. Meet with atleast 3 institutions virtually during the event on the 20th, and you will be entered into a drawing for a$1000 scholarship.Login anytime from 10:00AM - 12:00AM GMT (5:00AM to 7:00PM EST) on Wednesday, February20, 2013 to live chat with hundreds of U.S. universities, including University of Florida, University ofChicago, and NYU. Get advice from study abroad experts & hear about other students’ experiences.For more information, please visit:
  4. 4. MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY ALBERT L. AND ETHELCARVER SMITH SCHOLARSHIPSWith an enrollment of more than 25,000 students, Middle TennesseeState University (MTSU) is the largest undergraduate university in thestate of Tennessee. In spite of our impressive growth, we remaincommitted to providing individualized service in an exciting and nurturing atmosphere where studentsuccess is our top priority. With a wide variety of nationally recognized academic degree programsat the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels, MTSU takes pride in educating the best and thebrightest students from Tennessee and around the world.Applications for the Albert L. and Ethel Carver Smith Scholarship for graduate students areaccepted for the fall and spring semesters. The amount of the award is $1,000 for the firstsemester and is renewable for one additional semester contingent on satisfactory academicprogress. The scholarship committee will evaluate each application for scholarly merit and financialneed.For more information, please visit: COUNCIL ON EDUCATION RECOMMENDS FIVE MOOCSFOR CREDITFive massive open online courses, or MOOCs, have been recommendedfor credit by the American Council on Education, meaning students whocomplete the courses could potentially use their experience as currency towards a college degree.The undergraduate credit courses that have been approved are pre-calculus from the University ofCalifornia, Irvine; introduction to genetics and evolution from Duke University; bioelectricity: aquantitative approach from Duke University; and calculus: single variable from the University ofPennsylvania. Additionally, one course, algebra from the University of California, Irvine, wasapproved for vocational credit.For more information, please visit: NCAA FOR A LIVE WEBINAR ON SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS FORINTERNATIONAL STUDENTSJoin Mike Donahue at the NCAA Eligibility Center ( for a livewebinar on Sports Scholarships for International Students on Monday, February25th, 2013 at 3pm Eastern Time. This webinar session will summarize how anathletically talented international student can benefit from sports scholarships ata U.S. college or university.Founded more than one hundred years ago as a way to protect student-athletes, the NCAAcontinues to implement that principle with increased emphasis on both athletics and academicexcellence. The NCAA is made up of three membership classifications that are known as DivisionsI, II and III. Each division creates its own rules governing personnel, amateurism, recruiting, eligibility,benefits, financial aid, and playing and practice seasons – consistent with the overall governingprinciples of the Association. Every program must affiliate its core program with one of the threedivisions.For more information, please visit:
  5. 5. A DIVERSE AND SOCIALLY INCLUSIVE AMERICA NEEDS TO SHARE ITSSTORYDiversity is our strength, and everyone, including persons with disabilities, hasimportant contributions to make.That was one of the overarching messages at the 10th Special Olympics 2013World Winter Games in South Korea this month, where athletes Tae Hemsathand Henry Meece -- born in South Korea with developmental disabilities -- returned to their birthcountry as Special Olympics athletes. Tae competed as a snowshoe racer, Henry as asnowboarder.That same message resonated today throughout a public forum, where participants at GallaudetUniversity came to learn about opportunities in international exchange for persons with disabilities,and for members of the deaf community.For more information, please visit: EFFECTS - A VIDEO GAME FOR LEARNING AMERICAN ENGLISH ANDCULTUREThis innovative language learning video game will complement students’classroom English language instruction through interactive 3-D multimedialearning adventures. Trace Effects is geared for players aged 12-16.Gamers interact and solve puzzles in a virtual world filled with diverse English-speaking characters.In the game, students take a dynamic journey through the United States, traveling to culturallocations like Kansas, New Orleans, the Grand Canyon, New York City, San Francisco, andWashington, D.C.For more information, please visit: UNIVERSITY OFFERS NEW MASTERS IN LAW ANDDEVELOPMENTTulanes brand new Masters in Law and Development will welcome itsfirst graduate students in August 2013. Tulanes LLM students in law anddevelopment will benefit from a unique combination of an integrated,multidisciplinary training, with practical applications for brighter careeropportunities.The new LLM will welcome students from all developed and developing countries. Studies towardthe degree will include such courses as Law, Sustainability and Development, International HumanRights, Economic Analysis, Comparative Environmental Law, and Comparative Constitutional andPrivate Law.For more information, please visit: an EducationUSA adviser near you for guidance on finding and applying to an accredited U.S. college or (Note: students must apply for financial aid directly with the institution listed)An archive of these and other past financial aid and news announcements is available at would like to thank all the institutions, foundations, and other organizations which so generously provide thefinancial aid and news information contained herein.